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Security Architect

Category: Cyber Security

City: Fairfax, Virginia, US United States

Position ID: J0421-2869

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI is of the top 5 largest global IT companies spread across 40 countries with endless opportunities to expand and grow. As a CGI Federal Member, you will have the opportunity to be a shareholder at CGI and join a family of 77,000 members strong.

CGI Federal has an exciting opportunity for a Security Architect for our CDM DEFEND program. You will lead and deliver capabilities and services for a major cyber security program supplying guidance to all contract personnel for DHS and other targeted agencies and organizations. You will provide direct solutions and integrate the solutions by leading and assisting in the delivery of cyber security projects across agencies. The successful candidate for this position is a highly motivated individual with a strong IT security background who excels integrating, operating and deploying security technology and solutions, including interacting with clients. The successful candidate is a self-starter who works effectively highly dynamic environment.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Possesses, leads and applies knowledge of the development of a security Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) solution architecture.

• Evaluates information assurance/security standards and procedures.

• Plans the design, coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of security programs for an organization.

• Functions as a technical expert for general information assurance-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems.

• Recommends information assurance/security solutions to support customers’ requirements.

• Establishes and satisfies information assurance security requirements based upon the analysis and working knowledge of security models and methods for integrating security for the CDM solution.

• Conducts assessments of Agency environments to create agency-specific plans.

• Performs Agency upgrades and implements new CDM capabilities.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.

• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and 8-10 years of related experience; or 5+ years of related experience and a Master’s degree.

• Security+ is required.

• Excellent knowledge and experience in security architecture design.

• Very experienced in using professional concepts to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

• Skilled in the ability to interpret business issues and recommend best practices of security architectures.

• Skilled in the ability to works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

• Exercises good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

• Experience securing the AWS platform resources, servers, containers, work spaces (configuration management, vulnerability management, policy compliance, patching, backups, etc.).

• Working well with developers/team members.

Desired Qualifications:

• Current CISSP is desired.

• Experience on projects similar to the size, scope and complexity of the work and environment providing technical leadership for IT security and service delivery to multiple government agencies.

• Demonstrated experience in security architectures and the delivery of IT security design using existing and emerging technologies to achieve enterprise solutions.

• Experience securing applications (dashboard, internal tools) and SaaS tools (Qualys, CrowdStrike, Tenable, Axonius).

• Experience tuning AWS platform resources, servers, containers, work spaces and applications in line with federal compliance requirements.

• Experience setting AWS platform resources, servers, containers, work spaces and applications via code, where possible.

• Understanding of federal cybersecurity guidance such as NIST SP 800-37 - Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137 - Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

• Understanding of the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program (CDM).


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